Dear parents and guardians, First, I apologize for the lack of information in emails or updates on my portal. Please email me if you notice I have fallen behind again.
On Friday October 20th, the students and I will celebrate the wonderful realistic fiction narratives. If you can send a snack or drinks to share with the class, please let me know. Due to nut allergies, we hope that we can avoid such snacks, but whatever you want to contribute will be wonderful. We could use plates and cups, too. I'll ask the students on Monday, too. Thank you for bringing in any treat you would like your child to share. They will enjoy them as they read student writing from first quarter.
This week students are trying to finish their book team book and continue writing about their reading. We started the book study looking at characters, and we'll continue reading lessons focussing on setting, too. Students should be reading 40 minutes a day which means 20-30 pages a day. They receive reading time in class and may get up to 30 minutes in school, and they should be writing about their reading in their journals or on post-it notes. (They need post-it notes so give them some for their reading.)
We also will begin to study conjunctions and how they help create simple, compound, and complex sentences. I'll try and make it fun and differentiate to match different ability levels once I see how much they know.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Sincerely, Mrs. Becky Leffler GMSS seventh grade language arts email: email@example.com homework portal: lefflerr.weebly.com